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Old 03-21-2013, 07:47 AM   #21
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We leave our trailer on site. If the snow load starts to build up we get an email from the c.g. owner. Some campers will head up there and shovel off their roof. We have made arrangements with the caretaker who lives there full time to shovel us off if needed. So far this year, we've only gotten one of those emails.

Last year we really had very little snow and temps. were far above normal. This became a problem, as we ended up with a terrible mouse invasion! We do not leave any food or linens when we close up for the season, but that didn't stop them from moving in. They built nests under cabinets with toilet paper and Handi-wipes I had left behind. We found lots of acorns and pine cone remains. Not really sure how they were getting in, as my husband had filled all the areas around pipes, etc. but they had run of the trailer all winter. It took us 6 hours of cleaning on opening weekend to get rid of all their evidence and sanitize the unit!

We have tried everything from dryer sheets to moth balls and Fresh Cab, and finally Decon to get rid of them and it took half the camping season to succeed. Have checked the trailer once this winter and only see slight evidence so far. Hoping we don't return to the same mess again at opening!
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:55 AM   #22
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We own a very nice large lot in a recreational community in north central Il. It is open year round, but it gets pretty deserted after labor day. This is home base for us when we are not towing. We like all the activities for the kids during the summer. We have built a small deck, a gravel driveway and a little fire pit. We have full hook-ups water, electric, sewer that make it effortless to get some camping in when we only have a day or two free.

You can check out the place here: Woodhaven Lakes

We own our lot and pay an annual HOA of around 1k which in my opinion is a bargain for all the amenities. We also have to pay the property taxes about 100 bucks a year and our electric is metered. Our highest electric bill ever was about $15. Total cost annually is right around 1300. The value of the time with family is priceless.

Like others have said, when we are ready to hit the road we hitch up and off we go.

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:01 AM   #23
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Here is a picture of our lot at Woodhaven, although it is hard to see how nice it is in the summer with all the leaves gone and the snow on the ground.



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Here is a picture of our lot at Woodhaven, although it is hard to see how nice it is in the summer with all the leaves gone and the snow on the ground. SPPD
Looks like a very nice private site!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #25
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We have a seasonal site at the KOA in the summer. WE try to head to BC for the winter and have a site in Nanaimo. Present time we tow the TT back and forth we are considering purchasing a 2nd trailer and leaving one in Ont and one in BC. The trailer in Ont can be left on the site all year the one in BC will have to be moved to a storage site for the summer.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:57 PM   #26
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It's great to see a thread on Seasonal camping. We are seasonals in JellyStone park in Woodridge upstate NY. I can't wait for Friday night after work to pack the car up and head north. We live in Long Island so it's about 95 miles to the campsite. I work in Manhattan mostly so its pretty hectic from Monday to Friday, so to get away from the hustle and bustle and to the quiet of the Catskills Mountains is great.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #27
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Here is a nicer picture of our lot we own in a recreational community in N. Central, IL. It needed to be mowed lol!

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #28
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Love the pics. Thanks for sharing. That Woodhaven Lakes is a bargain!!! And only 2 hours from Chicago. Bonus! And...if I lived near NYC and worked in Manhattan, my nerves would be shot, I'd have to get away too!
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #29
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does any one use a 100 lb propane tank. If so how did you hook it up.

This july will be my first full year as a seasonal. I have 2 30lb tank but want to add a 100 lb as well. I use my camper during nov and dec and into jan. an a few time during feb and march.

What I want to do is figure out how to have all 3 tanks set up. what I was thinking was having I t come off one side with a shut off for a 30lb and a 100lb. well it just a thought at this time. I do plan to talk to a few people who know more about it before I deside what to do.
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:19 PM   #30
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Question Space heaters

Anyone have any luck with space heaters? We try to use two instead of burn propane, but often trip the breakers. Anyone with a tip on this? We have 30 amp.
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